Police officers stand in attention during a show of force on Tuesday in Jakarta. Photo: AP

Plot to kill Joko Widodo’s most trusted security officials ‘meant to create fear’ in Indonesia

  • The post-election assassination plot of Indonesia’s top security officials was designed to destabilise Joko Widodo’s leadership, security sources say
  • The plot, which also targeted a prominent pollster, was foiled after police arrested four gunmen and two arms suppliers
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Police officers stand in attention during a show of force on Tuesday in Jakarta. Photo: AP
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Police say five men and one woman have been detained on suspicion of accepting payments to carry out contract killings or supplying weapons. Photo: AP

Indonesian police arrest six over assassination plot during Jakarta unrest

  • The suspects are believed to be linked to a plan to kill four state officials and a pollster as part of a broader plot to sow discord in the country
  • Authorities have also revealed further violence against police, while details emerge of religious teachers directing youngsters to take part in the riots
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Police say five men and one woman have been detained on suspicion of accepting payments to carry out contract killings or supplying weapons. Photo: AP
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